Food & Drink

IKEA Is Trialling Vegan Meatballs That ‘Look And Taste Like Meat’



If you’re vegan or vegetarian, then you’ll know that the amount of food you can now enjoy seems to be increasing by the day.

It seems that now even IKEA is getting involved with their famous meatballs.

However, the IKEA-loving veggies among you will know that the store already sells vegan hotdogs and meatballs. However, they are made with mashed up chickpeas, carrots, peas, peppers, sweetcorn, and kale.

The new meat-free meatballs will now look and taste a lot more like meat, using a plant-based alternative protein.

Managing director at Ikea Food Services Michael La Cour said: “It is a really exciting industry! Looking at the quality of the products that we have been tasting I am looking forward to serve a delicious plant based meatball made from alternative protein at Ikea.

“I hope that the many meatball lovers out there will like it as well. We know that the Ikea meatballs are loved by the many people and for years the meatballs have been the most popular dish in our restaurants.

“We see a growing demand from our customers to have access to more sustainable food options and we want to meet that need. Our ambition is to make healthier and more sustainable eating easy, desirable and affordable without compromising on taste and texture.”

The new meatballs are due to become available in IKEA restaurants next year.

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